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1998 Ford f150: My wipers

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My wipers on my 1998 Ford f150 just quick working , I can here the motor working but the wipers do not move, any ideal what it could be.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.
Were the wiindshield wipers by any chance recently frozen to the window?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Chris (aka- Moose)'s Post: yes
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.

Hello I'm Chris a Ford Employee and Certified Engine/Transmission Specialist.

Thanks for asking your question. I am eager to get your vehicle back up and running correct, I am here to help you out for a small fee far less than a dealership and easier on the wallet, so if this information is of aid PLEASE PRESS ACCEPT and help me out financially by paying the small fee. Please reply if further discussion is needed.


Either the wiper arms have stripped out the sockets and are not grabing the gears or the linkage is damaged or the motor iteself has damaged gears. The wipers being frozen and attempted to use was what caused the fatigue. Reply if you need disassembly instructions
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the wiper arms sound like they are trying to move the wipers.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.
You need to use a flashlight and turn on the wipers and see if you see the shafts turning which the wiper arms attach to.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Chris (aka- Moose)'s Post: yes that would be great.Thanks
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
ca.n not see the shafts from under the hood do I need to remove the out side wiper grill to see the shafts
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.

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